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Heraklion - Aghios Nikolaos - Chania

Self Drive 


Situated near the two major archeological sites of Crete, Knossos Palace and Phaistos Palace, Heraklion is the perfect base for your exploration! The region itself is lovely, with stunning beaches to discover and a lively town, full of hidden gems from the Venetian period.


Agios Nikolaos (“Ag Nik” as the British visitors love to call it) is the capital town of Lassithi. Here, the bottomless salt lake Voulismeni dominates the area. A narrow channel of water connects the lake with the sea, while an imposing backdrop of red rock and trees adds to the natural beauty of the scenery. A small pine tree park lies above the lake, and a stone path leads to its southern section to a cute small harbour for fishing boats.


The city boasts interesting Archaeological, Folklore, and Natural History museums, Byzantine churches, a well-organised marina, bustling pedestrian streets (ideal for leisurely walks), and traditional squares with buzzing cafés and restaurants.


The city of Chania is built on the area of Minoan Kidonia, at the end of the homonym gulf between Akrotiri and Onicha peninsulas. It was the former capital city of Crete (from 1847 until 1972). Nowadays, it is the second largest city of Crete after Heraklion and capital of the homonym prefecture.


Out of hours (22.00-06.00) deliveries or collections will apply with an extra charge of 25 euro to be paid locally



Hotels used (or similar):

                                    3star                4star

Heraklion                    Marin              Ibis Styles       

Aghios Nikolaos         Apollon           Santa Marina Unique

Rethymno                   Brascos            Theartemis Palace


Important notes:

  • Rates may be adjusted in case of unexpected increase of the costs, VAT increase etc

  • We reserve the right to correct any incorrect information due to human, typographical or technical error

Other Comments

The mentioned car types are indicative only and there is the possibility to be provided a car with the same standards.

The renter must hold a valid European or International Driving License, issued at least one year before the rental. Car will not be provided to renters without a European or International Driving License.

Rates are calculated based on collection/return to the same rental location. Rental days are calculated on a 24-Hour basis from the vehicle pick up. There is a gross period of one (1) hour  at the drop off time. Over one (1) hour delayed renter will be charged an additional day.

Any additional charge for extra equipment will be paid locally.


The minimum age for renters on all car categories is 23 years old. The maximum renters’ age for all car categories is 72 years old.

Young driver fee 10 Euro (VAT included)/day between 20-23 years old to be paid upon arrival Senior driver fee 10 Euro (VAT included)/day for more than 72 years old to be paid upon arrival


A Credit Card at driver's name is always required. The excess amount will be blocked and released upon vehicle return. If the renter’s credit card is not valid or does not have the sufficient amount for the deposit required, service will not be provided. At this situation, booking will be cancelled, and a fee of 3 days rental will be applied.

Package includes

  • 3nights accommodation in Heraklion as per itinerary

  • 2nights accommodation in Aghios Nikolaos

  • 2night accommodation in Chania

  • Breakfast daily

  • Rental Car category B - Suzuki Swift, Hyundai I10 or similar

  • Theft insurance of the car

  • Fire insurance of the car

  • Third party’s liability. Renter is covered with maximum amount of 1.000.000 euro for material damages and 1.000.000 euro for personal injuries

  • Personal accident insurance. Covers the driver with maximum amount of 5.000 euro for invalidity- decease and medical costs.

  • Local Taxes

  • VAT

Package does NOT include

  • Accommodation tax

  • Personal Insurance

  • Tolls

  • Fuels

  • Entrance fees

  • Lunch & dinner

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips

Cancellation policy

  • In case of cancellation 14 days prior to arrival, full cancellation fees apply

Day 1


On arrival in Heraklion International Airport, head to our office Number 11, to collect your document and get instruction for the car rental collection. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight Heraklion.

Day 2


After breakfast, drive east to Aghios Nikolaos. Agios Nikolaos is located on the northeast coast of Lasithi prefecture. It was one of the first towns in Crete to feel the effects of tourism and its famous lake continues to impress its visitors. The town is ideal for anyone who prefers to spend their holidays on the beaches of Agios Nikolaos or other places like Elounda. Nearby, you will also see the island of Spinalonga, well known as the 'Island of Lepers'. Overnight in Agios Nikolaos

Day 3


Enjoy a coffee around the cafeterias of the lake and explore Agios Nikolaos. Alternatively, you can visit the Lassithi plateau well known for its windmills and the “Cave of Psychro” which, according to mythology, is the birthplace of Zeus. Overnight in Agios Nikolaos.

Day 4


Today you will return to Heraklion. Heraklion is the biggest urban center of Crete. Walk through one of the most fascinating towns in Crete. Visitors are fascinated by its Venetian fortress, its archaeological museum in the city center and the archaeological site of Knossos. Overnight in Heraklion

Day 5


Today, you will drive to Chania. Chania is in the western part of the island. It is a wonderful place for your holidays, a beautiful medieval town where you will find some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Take the time to visit its Venetian port with its small local shops, waterfront restaurants and many small alleys. The best part is the historic old town. Outside of Chania, there are plenty of must-see places to visit. Overnight Chania

Day 6


Take the time to visit more of the Chania region, such as the Plateau from Omalos surrounded by the high peaks of the “White Mountains” where the starting point of the Samaria Gorge is located. Alternatively, you can enjoy your day in Falasarna, popular for its stunning beach. Overnight in Chania

Day 7


Return to the city of Heraklion for your last overnight

Day 8


Depending on your flight schedules, return of the vehicle to the airport

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